One of the world’s favourite design houses celebrates its 85th birthday this year…

The House of Gucci is adored by people all over the world, with fans including Hollywood actress Jessica Alba and EastEnders soap star Wendy Richard. Now it’s about to celebrate its 85th birthday in style with extravagant parties across the globe.

Guccio Gucci originally started out with a saddle making business in the 1920s but, fortunately for fashion-lovers the world over, went on to designing clothes and opened his first store on the Via Condotti in Rome, Italy in 1938 (pictured).

Nowadays, the Gucci we all know and love is best known for its logo-adorned bags, ultra-sexy dresses and super-chic shoes. For information on Gucci products visit